Motorcyclists in Illinois should know what the state laws are concerning motorcycle use. These motorcycle laws are meant to help protect motorcyclists if they are involved in a motorcycle crash. In the state of Illinois a motorcyclist is not required to wear a helmet. Although it is not required, it is safer for you to wear a motorcycle helmet, as is may prevent serious or fatal head injuries in the event of the motorcycle accident.While Illinois does not require motorcycle helmets, state law does include other safety requirements for motorcyclists on Illinois roads, including:
- Eye Protection – Required, unless motorcycle has windscreen;
- Daytime Use of Headlight – Required (modulating headlight permitted);
- Passenger Seat/Footrest – Required if a passenger is riding;
- Mirror – only 1 mirror (right or left) is required;
- State Insurance Requirements – Must carry Compulsory Liability and
- Handlebar Height – Handgrips must be below shoulder height.
If you have been injured in an Illinois motorcycle accident, you should contact a Chicago motorcycle accident lawyer. An attorney can work on your behalf to determine if there was negligence and help you recover damages that you may be entitled to. Contacting a Chicago Motorcycle Accident Lawyer A motorcycle is usually no match for a larger vehicle. Therefore, most Illinois motorcycle accidents will result in the rider sustaining serious and sometimes fatal injuries. At the Law Offices of Barry G. Doyle, P.C, our Chicago motorcycle accident attorneys will examine all aspects of your accident, determine liability, and aggressively pursue the full amount of compensation due to you for any injuries or loss you may have suffered as a result of your motorcycle accident. Contact us today for a free case evaluation – 312-263-1080.